Tarras Pinot Noir 2020


The star turn from Central Otago is undoubtedly Pinot Noir and this wine, as well as others from this stable, provide yet more solid evidence confirming that. The fruit for this example comes from their Canyon Vineyard (also the name of their prestige Pinot) in the Bendigo sub-region.  Blood red in colour, the nose provides notes of spices, smoked meats, plums, a little chocolate, blueberries and redcurrants. A savoury style with good focus, there is fine acidity here, and even finer tannins. There is a flick of oak, but it is well integrated carried by a lingering finish. The wine should be enjoyed over the next half dozen years.